Cold War historical site is getting a new visitor center

Cold War historical site is getting a new visitor center
Artist rendering of the new visitor center at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota. Courtesy of the National Park Service.

INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) — The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is building a new visitor center.

The new 7,300-square-foot center will house displays, a theater, retail space and the park's administrative offices.

Groundbreaking on the new center is scheduled to occur within the next month, and the grand opening is set for November 2014.

The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site was established in 1999 to commemorate the history and significance of the Cold War. The site preserves the last remained Minuteman II missile system in the country.

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